The Trump campaign has released the list of speakers slated to appear at the Republican National Convention, which will be hosted virtually this year — in lieu of the North Carolina or Florida locations — because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Describing the event as “historic,” the Trump campaign said on Sunday that the convention has been designed to “honor the great American story, the American people that have written it,” and how President Donald Trump has “empowered them to succeed.”
The list of speakers includes a mix of high-profile politicians, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), as well as other conservative activists and state politicians.
Several congressional hopefuls are also slated to speak, including Madison Cawthorn, a North Carolina businessman who won his primary earlier this year at age 24, Burgess Owens, a former NFL player and businessman running in Utah, and Sean Parnell, a former combat veteran running for office in Pennsylvania.
Congressional nominee Kimberly Klacik, who launched a massively viral video drawing attention to how policies in Baltimore have hurt the black community, will also appear at the convention. The video, in which Klacik walks the dilapidated city in high heels, pointing to problems Democrats have failed to fix, has been viewed 10.9 million times.
Democrats don’t want you to see this.
They’re scared that I’m exposing what life is like in Democrat-run cities.
That’s why I’m running for Congress
Because All Black Lives Matter
And black people don’t have to vote Democrat
Help us win https://t.co/CSOjc9aQlS pic.twitter.com/XnEDTaDDIG
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) August 17, 2020
Seven members of the Trump family, including President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and White House advisor Ivanka Trump, will also have speaking roles. The full slate of speakers is listed below:
Monday speakers include:
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01)
Representative Matt Gaetz (FL-01)
Representative Jim Jordan (OH-04)
Former Ambassador Nikki Haley
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
Georgia State Representative Vernon Jones
Amy Johnson Ford
Mark and Patricia McCloskey
Donald Trump, Jr.
Tuesday speakers include:
First Lady Melania Trump
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds
Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
Mary Ann Mendoza
Wednesday speakers include:
Vice President Mike Pence
Second Lady Karen Pence
Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem
Representative Dan Crenshaw (TX-02)
Representative Elise Stefanik (NY-21)
Representative Lee Zeldin (NY-01)
Former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell
Sister Dede Byrne
Thursday speakers include:
President Donald J. Trump
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR)
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23)
Representative Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02)
Carl and Marsha Mueller
Editor’s Note: A correction has been made to this article. It was originally written that Republican congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn was running in South Carolina. That has been corrected to North Carolina.